Will Police Stand Up or Stand Down?

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If we’ve learned anything from the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, it’s this: When you need them, the police may not stand up to protect you or your property. If you own a home, you probably pay your property taxes. If you own a business, you probably pay your business taxes. If it’s required in your city, county, or state, you probably pay income taxes and other taxes as well. As a good citizen, you probably also pay your federal income taxes.

In return, the deal that you may believe exists between you and your various governments is that the taxes you pay will fund anything necessary to ensure a civil society, including the various police forces, which exist to ensure tranquility (to keep the peace), to enforce the law, and to protect life and property. In other words, to protect and serve. To ensure Law and Order.

Or, at least that’s what we all used to believe. 

If you own a home or business, you probably expect that if there’s riot or civil unrest, the police will protect you and your property from havoc. Isn’t that part of why you pay taxes?

Did you ever imagine that a governor could or would extra-legally replace local police chiefs with another person, who has been chosen based upon the color of his skin?

That’s what MO Governor Jay Nixon did, after forging a behind-closed-doors nonwritten agreement” with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and, of course, after talking on the phone with Barack Obama. Nixon corrected the illegality when a day later he finally declared a state of emergency, triggering his authority to usurp the local constabulary, who were hired or appointed by duly elected representatives of their communities.

In the meantime, Nixon’s newly enshrined security commander, Captain Ronald Johnson, had made a conscious decision to allow the looting and destruction of Ferguson businesses to continue, unhindered by officers under his command. Johnson decided that they should “stand down.” Either he did, or someone else “behind closed doors” made the decision and ordered Ron Johnson to carry it out. (By the way, Obama has been known to issue “stand down” orders on the U.S. border as well as in Benghazi. Not to mention Iraq and Afghanistan.)

Johnson acknowledged the “stand down” order: [emphasis added to quotes]

Gabe Crocker, president of the county’s police union … blamed Johnson for ordering police to ignore dozens of looters who ransacked stores along West Florissant after the confrontation with police.

Johnson acknowledged to NBC News on Saturday that he ordered officers to stand down, saying, “We lost some meat from a store, we lost some alcohol from a store, things that can be replaced, but we didn’t lose a life that we can’t replace.”

Those businesses lost more than “some meat” and “some alcohol.” One has to wonder how the owners felt when they heard how flip Johnson sounded about their losses? “We lost?” Really?

Perhaps NBC News got it wrong? Maybe the reporter misunderstood? Nope:

That night [Johnson’s second night in command] ended with mass lootings, shots fired from the crowd and drivers performing dangerous, high-speed doughnuts in the middle of West Florissant Avenue.

Johnson watched the mayhem unfold from police lines. “I was disappointed. I was hurt. There was great pain,” he said.

“I felt like the focus had been lost, turned away from a young man who lost his life and a set of parents who lost their son. It began to be focused on personal agendas.”

Throughout the night’s turmoil, which lasted almost until dawn last Saturday, police watched without interfering, as Johnson had commanded them.

But they did not stand quietly.

“I heard the grumbling among the officers on the line,” Johnson said. “They were saying, ‘Are we just going to stand here and do nothing while they loot those businesses?’ That was a hard moment.”

Johnson responded that the lives of officers and [lives of] looters were not worth the items that had been stolen.

In the big scheme of things, that may be true. Nevertheless, the “items” stolen (TVs, electronics, prescription narcotics, custom chrome wheels, pricey sneakers, designer clothing) were not his. The expensive windows broken were not his. The businesses destroyed were not his. The livelihoods and jobs destroyed were not his. Who is going to make these relatively invisible victims whole?

Who else but the taxpayers? Open your wallets! You will pay because Johnson ordered police to “stand down,” despite that you already paid them to stand up. A federal bailout is in the works, so taxpayers across the country will pay for the crimes of thieves who might have been stopped from destroying businesses, had police been allowed to do their jobs.

Had the police arrested the perpetrators, then there would have been far less damage. What damage was done could then be paid for by the looters themselves, some of whom seemed well off enough to possess late-model cars and SUVs from which to loot. Let those who incited the rioting also be required to pay.

People in MO and perhaps across the country will also pay in the form of higher insurance premiums because damage was greater than it would have been, had the police not stood down. The property owners in Ferguson will see their real estate values plummet, as well.

A federal bailout is classic Obama–use taxpayer money to pay off people who might otherwise oppose Democrat policy decisions. In this case, making police stand down. If I were a business owner whose store was looted as cops watched, I’d consider a lawsuit. Wouldn’t you? Buy them off and the problem goes away.

This wasn’t any natural disaster. It was wholly anthropogenic. The humans who caused it and the humans whose policies allowed it to become a “disaster” should be the ones to pay.

As a result of police being ordered to stand in a line across the street and watch while businesses were destroyed, some owners were forced to take action to defend their own properties:

Following the Ferguson police stand-down order from the Missouri State Highway patrol, frustrated citizens and area shop owners have taken up arms to defend themselves and their businesses from looters.

Frantic calls from an unnamed Ferguson shop owner to county police were met with a bureaucratic squabble, and ultimately no response from law enforcement. … 

Captain Johnson from Missouri State police told the complaining caller that his department “had it under control” and claimed that there were police outside the shops. But the business owner said he witnessed looters carrying out goods without any officers in sight.

We trusted the cops to take care of the situation,” the shop owner told the station in an interview. “That’s what they said, they gonna keep it peaceful. They didn’t do their job.”

Even worse, the police deliberately didn’t do their jobs, under orders from Ronald Johnson. Where was Johnson’s concern for the lives of the store owners and their employees? (Thank goodness that the owner of County Guns was able to prevent that store from being looted!)

Shop owners (many of whom are immigrants or children of immigrants from the Middle East, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Asia, and India, who came here seeking the American Dream) rushed to their businesses in the middle of the night, and then had to enter darkened stores, not knowing what they would find.

One man caught two looters in the act. Fortunately, they were either unarmed or decided not to confront him and fled. What if instead they had attacked and killed the store owner as police stood watching? What then would Johnson say?

Another man was beaten with a bat when he tried to detain looters, as they fled with arms full of goods. What about that man’s life? (He apparently survived.)

Why do we pay taxes to support our local police departments if, for political reasons, a governor and/or a president can usurp the local authorities–the community authorities–and order our police employees to “stand down” and not do the jobs that we pay them to do?

By the way, if the Congressional Black Caucus gets its wish, then Obama will (unconstitutionally) usurp police departments across the entire country, if he appoints a “Police Czar”. (h/t Leza.) Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: Universal stand down orders from Washington, DC.

It seems that Nixon replaced local officers to prevent them from doing their jobs and to ensure that the highway patrol troopers and police officers who were present over the coming days would “stand down” as ordered.

Is this how it’s going to be henceforth? Politicians will second guess the tactics of seasoned law enforcement commanders? Ron Johnson is virtually untrained in urban policing. He’s a highway patrol commander. Highway patrol officers give out tickets, change tires, respond to road accidents, and rescue stranded motorists. They don’t stop looters or put down riots.

Why was it necessary for a Democrat politician, Governor Jay Nixon, to micromanage unrest in Ferguson–unrest that was stage managed by Obama with the help of Al Sharpton? Wouldn’t you have loved to be a fly on the wall when Nixon spoke to Obama the morning Nixon announced the change in command?

Is it standard policy for police departments (or will it now become standard policy) to decide that property is less important than the lives of criminals, so that police will not enforce the law or stop looting during civil unrest? We the People need to know.

Are citizens of certain “communities” exempt from following laws against looting, disturbing the peace, breaking and entering? We the People, no matter our color or ethnicity, need to know.

What is the hierarchy of importance when police authorities, led by Democrat politicians, rank individuals or “communities” while formulating policy? Will looters always get a pass during riots if the “black community” is upset about something? In the future, will hypothetical white looters be cut the same slack? Will the concerns of the “white community” be similarly taken into account? How about the “Asian community” or the “Hispanic community”?

During hypothetical civil unrest, if whites or Hispanics loot the businesses of Middle Eastern, black, or Asian immigrants, will the police stand up or stand down? We’ve seen that they may stand down if the looters are mostly black and the “black community” is upset, so what will they do if looters are white or Hispanic or Asian?

For that matter, why do liberal protesters have different rules to follow than Tea Party protesters? Were there permits applied for and issued? Did Ferguson protesters have to clean up after themselves and supply port-a-potties? Did they have to buy liability insurance? Will the double standard continue into the future?

In the Democrat hierarchy of race and ethnicity, will black looters’ lives always rank higher than Middle Eastern or Asian immigrant lives, despite that Democrats profess to love immigrants?

We must juxtapose looters’ lives with store owners’ lives because when police officers don’t act, then store owners must and will act, as we have seen, which puts their own lives in danger from the criminals. Obviously, the police are trained to handle such situations, while business and home owners are not. That’s exactly why we hire police and not, as some might think, to enrich public employee unions.

We might ask the same questions of the mainstream media. For example, blacks whose businesses were not looted have become subjects of sympathetic news articles. Similar stories are hard to find in the mainstream media concerning the plight of the many immigrant shopkeepers whose stores were nearly destroyed by mostly black looters. Few reporters, if any, mention the race or ethnicity of most victims of the looting. Surely there are some compelling human interest stories there. Why isn’t the mainstream media reporting them?

Inability to decide with which minority group to choose up sides?

Is this also why we read little to nothing about the convenience store owner who was assaulted by Michael Brown? Wouldn’t his story seem to be of public interest? This is what happens when the media become invested in the narrative and insert themselves into the story, instead of behaving like unbiased observers and reporters. It’s also what happens when progressives divide the American people into an infinite number of grievance groups.

One wonders whether or not hate crime laws apply to the looters, and whether Eric Holder ought to also investigate at least the possibility that some black looters violated the civil rights of non-blacks by targeting their stores while avoiding stores known to be owned by blacks. Some store owners helpfully wrote “black owned” on their windows to deter looters who must have been unaware the first time around.

Do immigrants not have civil rights? Is Eric Holder not also the Attorney General for immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Korea?

You might consider asking these questions of your own local police authorities. Also ask these questions of your elected representatives in local, state, and federal government, since some of them have promoted this outrageous micromanagement.

Is Ferguson a new precedent? Will police always be told to “stand down” during times of civil unrest, looting, rioting? This, it seems, is important for all of us to know.

If the police will not protect us, then we have no choice but to prepare to protect ourselves.

What do politicians want? The second coming of the Wild West? Do they expect victims to take it and like it because, after all, “some meat” and “some alcohol” aren’t as important as looters’ lives?

Thanks to the Second Amendment, citizens do have the ability to keep and bear arms in order to protect their lives and, in some cases, their property. Missouri is one among many states with a “castle doctrine“:

A castle doctrine (also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law) is a legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode (or, in some states, any legally occupied place [e.g., a vehicle or workplace]) as a place in which that person has certain protections and immunities permitting him or her, in certain circumstances, to use force (up to and including deadly force) to defend themselves against an intruder, free from legal responsibility/prosecution for the consequences of the force used. Typically deadly force is considered justified, and a defense of justifiable homicide applicable, in cases “when the actor reasonably fears imminent peril of death or serious bodily harm to him or herself or another”. The doctrine is not a defined law that can be invoked, but a set of principles which is incorporated in some form in the law of many states.

Therein lies the rub. Law differs from state to state. A home or business owner may be subject to a civil lawsuit from the offender or the family of a deceased offender for acting to protect property instead of lives. Even worse, the victim may find himself criminally prosecuted. Not all states are like Texas.

If henceforth police are not going to protect the property as well as the lives of the public, then laws should be changed to allow citizens to protect themselves without fear of civil lawsuits or criminal prosecution.

How do commanders like Ronald Johnson propose to prevent the looting of businesses in the future after the terrible example that was set in Ferguson?

Looters showed no fear. Many knew they were being videotaped, yet they did not cover their faces. Many arrived in cars but did not bother to cover their license plates (although on subsequent days some did remove the plates and cover their faces).

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar promised citizens that the police would investigate the vandalism and looting, and arrest those who can be identified. One must wonder, however, if those cases will be pursued, given the current climate. The promise was made before Governor Nixon usurped Belmar’s command. Protestors are already crying out for amnesty for those arrested.

It seems we must add a new expression to the law enforcement lexicon:

Justifiable looting.

Another question we should ask when the usual suspects (Democrats and progressives) talk about the “need” for gun control and repeal of the Second Amendment:

Who will protect the People and their property if We the People are disarmed?

The left lost big time in the Supreme Court where they had hoped for a ruling that the Second Amendment applies only to the National Guard and is not an individual right. They lost, but like the Terminator, they cannot be stopped and so they will continue to try to disarm the People.

We the People of the United States of America, all of us, no matter our skin color or ethnicity, need to know that the law will be enforced equally, no matter in which “community” infractions occur.

After Ferguson, can we count on that to happen?


83 responses to “Will Police Stand Up or Stand Down?

  1. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/mo-sen-roy-blunt-police-vehicles-suffered-100000-in-damages-during-ferguson-riots-six-shooting-victims/

    Some of the repercussions from the “peaceful” protests.

    “Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) told The Gateway Pundit on Thursday that police vehicles suffered $100,000 in damages during the Ferguson rioting. Much of the damage was from gunfire.

    According to Senator Roy Blunt at least half a dozen protesters were shot by fellow protesters in Ferguson.

    Ferguson Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson told Sean Hannity that the Ferguson police had been shot at every night during the rioting. He also said he had been shot at. …”

    The police had to stand down as they were being SHOT AT?!!! This is a “serious felony”! I suppose every perp will have “no record” (juvenile or adult) of these felonies, having not been arrested or, if arrested, probably waiting on the amnesty that’s surely coming.

    The total cost of these riots and “protests” runs into the millions of dollars. Who will pay? WE KNOW–We the People will.

  2. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Brilliant, as always, Miri.

    In a word: extortion. Reparations, by any other name if we were to…..call a spade a spade. Has this phrase been outlawed yet; sent down the Memory Hole? Worry not. It will be banned soon enough.

    • TY. I know. Reparations and a permanent “special” status where certain groups are above the law or, at least, get dispensations for breaking the laws, as we’ve already seen in Ferguson. Their governor lifted the state of emergency today. It will be interesting to see if Johnson goes back to his highway patrolling or if he ends up with a cushy job in DC. And Eric Holder is going to investigate the Ferguson police force and all their activities over the last several years, looking for that elusive civil rights violation. The only problem is: Where the hell does he get the authority to just, on a whim, investigate that police department? There’s ZERO evidence that this incident had ANYTHING to do with race or a violation of anyone’s civil rights–except, maybe, the little immigrant guy who Michael Brown roughed up and except, perhaps, some pattern of intimidation that must be taking place between thugs like Brown and shopkeepers, as evidenced by their abject fear of being seen as having called the cops when their stores are robbed. Isn’t the graffiti: “Snitches get stiches” painted on a store a THREAT? Isn’t it evidence of organized intimidation? I think so. Will Holder investigate THAT potential violation of the law and an immigrant’s civil rights?

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        And just wait until the illegals join forces with the “inner city youth” and those not so youthful who shall join forces with the Muslims and other invaders who have crossed our southern border. Can you say cluster f#ck, boys and girls?

        Hey, even O.J has become a Muslim, have you heard? Except in his case, he did the beheading first. THIS is Obama’s well funded (our We, the Chumps, tax dollar) national civilian force.

        Kumbaya, white p.c. raaaaaaacists a/k/a/ CHUMPS! And the dwindling choir says….

  3. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”
    ― Malcolm X

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      But, as usual, we do…..nothing.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        I honor all that is done here. I believe in my heart you know that But I am weary; so, forgive me when I say……”YEA for all of the keyboard warriors. We have accomplished……?”

        If a leader doesn’t emerge…..and I don’t believe one will…

        • I know, RW. Thanks for the song. It’s a good one, even if the singers are progressives. I think artists can’t help themselves. 😉

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            Seems as if the vast majority of those who are wrecking our country were hippies. What can you expect from Ayers’ contemporaries and their “trainees”, O, my?

            And the big lie? The New Age belief that there is no external God but WE ARE GOD, collectively. Collectivism. Communes and communism. “Do what though wilt” and all that crap. Oh, they’re doing what they wilt, alright. Unimpeded, outnumbering and overrunning those of us who were once known as the Moral Majority/Silent Majority.

            How moral are we for having allowed this to happen?

            • I’ve been scaring myself by reading about the Brownshirts. It’s frightening, truly frightening, how Obama spoke about his need for a civilian army and how Hitler consolidated his power by forming the SA and then the SS. He’s following the plan almost to a tee. Now we see Holder investigating more and more police forces and the upshot is, surely, that they will find a “need” to nationalize the police forces because, you know, they can’t otherwise ensure that communities of color won’t “continue” to be persecuted by the police. Whatever became of the 10th Amendment? What makes them accept Holder’s belief that he can go into any community without any evidence whatsoever that anybody’s “civil rights” were abused and micromanage their local police departments? Of course, the MO Congress is on vacation, just as the U.S. Congress is. It will be interesting to see what kind of bills they might propose to stop (1) what their governor did with regard to usurping the local constabulary and (2) what the feds think they’re going to do with this investigation. I did note, however, that in his announcement Holder said that the locals “voluntarily” offered to participate in this probe and that, in the case of the County Police, they even ASKED for it. I’ll bet. This, after the Democrat governor usurped their commands. I’m guessing that maybe these guys are Democrats, too. We all know how Holder and Obama play. People get leaned on, one way or another, and before you know it, they’re “volunteering” or “cooperating”. The government of MO, other than the governor himself, is controlled by Republicans, so, as I said, it will be interesting to see what comes out of their next session. They may suspect that it’s best to just stay silent and let these guys keep pulling this stuff, knowing that the PEOPLE are taking notes.

      • ~ Words related to ~ YEP ~ short 4, we do…..nothing. yep ~
        yes yeah yup sure yea ok okay ya cool right yeppers uh huh affirmative agree whatever ~ funny MY THOUGHTS PONDER THAT DAILY & MO’

        BUTT’ as we R still “Hopelessly Hoping” & it ain’t 4 no prince charming!
        at least I’m NOT Joan RIVERS kicking her-self left, right & every way possible.. at 81 & worth $300 Million give or take a few handfuls … allowed her silly-self 2 think having an updated exterior that she could safely continue going under in a clinic! … Unbelievable… & after a gig
        just hours BEFORE… I feel her KICKING … I HEAR YA JOAN!

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          Zen, surely you know I am not denigrating anyone here. Fact is, we’ve been on this.TRIP together….a lucid nightmare…for seven long years. Yet we’ve never met, we don’t really know one another. We’v bonded over something so obvious to us yet the masses remain oblivious …or frightened. I am helplessly hoping for a, leader to emerge because while the enemy is organized, we are not. And franlkly, my dear, the phrase “actions speak louder than words” has never ring truer. “Time is of the essence” ” It’s now or never”. etc. etc…..

          • You know, I watched The Matrix for the very first time from beginning to end recently. It is so apt to the current surreal nightmare situation. No wonder Red Pill took the red pill. 🙂 Yes, for some reason we were all bonded together by our instantaneous awareness. Why is that? I ponder.

            The rest of the people seems like those slugs in the cocoons–the “coppertops”. It’s frightening. I don’t see how a leader can emerge unless something miraculous happens. Barry is in for at least the next two years. Will we last that long? Look how quickly things changed just this year alone.

            • Rosemary Woodhouse

              We’ve been called or culled. Either way, I’m glad we’re in it together, albeit sight unseen.

              Romans 9:18
              Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

            • Rosemary Woodhouse

              I can’t believe you’ve never seen that movie b4. It’s brilliant. Yes, we’ve all taken the Red Pill.

              • I can’t believe it, either. I missed it when it was in theaters. I have seen parts of it but have never seen it from beginning to end, so my understanding of it was limited. I never before saw the part where Neo wakes up in his “pod” and then gets disconnected. We have all taken that pill. If only the rest of the People would.

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          Again, she. never should have had ANY procedure done as an outpatient @ 81.

          • They must have sold it to her as a piece of cake. Probably just removal of a polyp or something. She always had that raspy voice. She was supposed to attend some kind of function that very evening, so surely it was supposed to be a very minor, routine thing. Even so, as you say, at 81, anything can happen. What a shame. But I still wonder about her recent comments, her sudden death, and the FACT that although they’re all talking about how nobody escaped her comic “skewers”, nobody is repeating in the lamestream what she said about Mooch and Barry.

        • There’s a mega-lawsuit in the offing there. How can someone end up dead after going in for an outpatient procedure on the vocal cords?

  4. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he Loves what is Behind Him.”
    ― G.K. Chesterton
    “War Must Be, while we Defend OUR Lives against a Destroyer who would Devour All; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the
    arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory.
    I Love Only that which they Defend.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

  5. a Church cries out in Indiana ~ in the USA ….O’ how bitter it is


  6. 2 BAD .. the USA was NOT a SNOW CONE… that dude LOVES UM !


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    boys & girls…WOW it’s Prime~ BS~Time! & don’t miss a minute of it!


  8. Well……This is disturbing!…..The timing…..Here we go again…………

    NIH Scientist Martin Rogers Found Dead


    • Wow. What another coinkidink. Tropical diseases? LIKE EBOLA? Another story tells us that yet ANOTHER doctor who contracted Ebola, a deadly disease as we know, is coming “home” to the USA. YAY! This time, the doctor is going to NEBRASKA.. NOT TO WORRY, they tell us. There’s no danger because infection-control precautions make it so. NOT. If that’s true, then tell us how all these doctors CONTRACTED THE DISEASE! Are we to believe that doctors, knowing HOW to prevent infection, nevertheless were so careless about their own safety that they cut corners? If that’s true, and it looks like it is, then what’s to guarantee that the “health care workers” in these hospitals will not do the same?

    • That reminds me of the story of that other man who just wandered around before he was found dead. I’ll have to go look for the story.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_P._Wheeler_III#Death That’s it. I forgot his name.

  9. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/breaking-mike-browns-instagram-account-found-my-hands-my-ammunition/

    Whoops. Somebody Something called The Trial File and Charles Johnson found Michael Brown’s Instagram account and he refers to his hands as his ammunition. OMG. That little store clerk and Dareen Wilson learned that already.

  10. $$$ ~ WEED/MJ …& BLOW? …. Oh & the Weather 2…. so as
    I get it …. what more is needed… ? my Hands’ R MY Ammunition ha!

    • Any clue what “weather” means in this context? I found somewhere that it means a threat or a person perceived as a threat who’s really a wimp. (My interpretation.) Also, someone who hates women. But it’s hard to decipher. So he says he’s 6’5″? All the bigger, then.

  11. I ~ ~ “Pledge ~ Allegiance” ~ ~ to ….. “OUR FLAG” ….
    of the United States of America ( USA ) …
    & to the Republic
    for which it stands,
    one Nation under God,
    with liberty & justice for all.

    will follow ….BELOW!!!

  12. PLEDGING ….. ALLEGIANCE …. ~ 2 ~ the ~ Bloods Street Gang..

    Oh ~ O’… I sure never flashed that around & U? well, there ya go!


  13. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRS_LOST_EMAILS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-05-15-47-22

    Five more people in the IRS, involved in the “investigation”, whose email are lost. What a shame. More computer crashes. What a coincidence.


    And the guys from Benghazi begin to speak out:

    “A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier.

    Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

    Speaking out publicly for the first time, the three were security operators at the secret CIA annex in Benghazi – in effect, the first-responders to any attack on the diplomatic compound. …

    “You use the words ‘stand down,’” Baier noted. “A number of people now, including the House Intelligence Committee insist no one was hindered from responding to the situation at the compound…so what do you say to that?”

    “No, it happened,” said Tiegen.

    “It happened on the ground– all I can talk about is what happened on that ground that night,” added Paronto. “To us. To myself, twice, and to– to Tig, once. It happened that night. We were told to wait, stand– and stand down. We were delayed three times.”

    In a statement to Fox News, a senior intelligence official did allow that the security team was delayed from responding while the CIA’s top officer in Benghazi tried to rally local support.

    In the special, Baier also asks about the infamous YouTube video that was blamed for the violence in Benghazi.

    Paronto laughed at the suggestion that the video played any role in the events of that night, saying he did not even know of the video until he was out of Libya and on his way home. “I didn’t know about the video ‘till I got to Germany,” he said. “(I had) no idea about any video, no. No, sir.” …”

  14. Black America, you have been sleeping with the enemy, Democrats &
    white liberals, for far too long. It is time to politically get out of bed, shower to wash away the stench of liberal racist low expectations, & use conservatism as the vehicle to speed to the fulfillment of your American dreams. >>>> YEP! <<<<

  15. Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, ‘ya’ll better bring every army y’all got.

    September 17, 2014

    A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited.

    And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out.

    That was the scene of “democracy” as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

    The mob was on hand, of course, to “protest” the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man shot to death during a scuffle with a police officer Aug. 9.

    The case is in the hands of a grand jury – which now has until January to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges. But the mob at Tuesday night’s meeting demanded the justice system be ignored and Wilson placed under arrest now.


    Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, ‘ya’ll better bring every army y’all got. Cause it’s going down’

    A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited.

    And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out.

    That was the scene of “democracy” as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

    The mob was on hand, of course, to “protest” the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man shot to death during a scuffle with a police officer Aug. 9.

    The case is in the hands of a grand jury – which now has until January to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges. But the mob at Tuesday night’s meeting demanded the justice system be ignored and Wilson placed under arrest now.

    (For hanging later, no doubt.)

    And if the grand jury completes its term and decides Wilson was justified in shooting Brown the mob threatened violence. It matters nothing to them that Brown had marijuana in his system at the time of the scuffle, had just used physical force to rob a nearby convenience store of the kind of cigars used to roll marijuana “blunts,” and was said by at least one witness to have been charging Wilson at the time of the shooting.

    One speaker made it clear.

    And the mob was even clearer, chanting what will happen if the justice system doesn’t come to their preferred outcome: “If we don’t get it, shut it down.”

    And what modern mob scene would be complete without some version of the “hey, hey, ho, ho” chant libs have been using since at least the 1960s to boil thought away into mindlessness? In this case, it was accusing the police who maintain order of being murderers.

    Amid the chants, one speaker even compared St. Luis County authorities to terrorists rampaging in the Middle East, beheading innocents, murdering Christians and selling women captives into sexual slavery, the Post Dispatch reported.

    “You are ISIS to black people,” he said.

    (Here’s a hint that’s wrong. If you’re allowed to stand up and insult the guys on the dais, you’re not dealing with murderous Islamic terrorists.)

    And there was more. The mob even threatened to disrupt sports events like St. Louis Rams games and St. Louis Cardinals games as part of their “demonstration.”



    • That city planned to have a series of town hall meetings UNTIL the DOJ’s CRS intervened and basically ORDERED THEM to close the meetings to non-residents AND THE MEDIA, so that nobody in the public will know what’s said, even though, NO DOUBT, We the Taxpaying People are paying for all of it. There’s a Sunshine Law in MO that requires public meetings to be open to the public but in this case, they’re going to pretend that there isn’t a “quorum” of officials present, so it doesn’t count as a public meeting. IMHO, if one red penny of taxpayer money is used to put on these meetings (iow, overhead for lights, mics, space, etc.) then it’s a PUBLIC MEETING.

  16. Three arrested in Ferguson after protester says he was struck by car

    September 20, 2014

    Three people were arrested during protests near the Ferguson Police Department on Saturday afternoon after a protester claimed he was bumped by a passing vehicle, police said.

    The incident triggered a round of standoffs between police and protesters, who blocked traffic on the street.

    About 35 people were protesting at 2:16 p.m. on South Florissant Road about a block from the police department when a protester claimed he had been bumped by a vehicle, according to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson. The driver was arrested, along with a protester who damaged the man’s car. A third man was taken into custody when he ignored police orders to get out of the roadway.

    Jackson said no one reported any injuries, but some protesters alleged on social media that some of them were hurt, and criticized police for not calling for ambulances or medical assistance….


    I’m scratching my head wondering how all three reporters missed the following tweet:

    MariaChappelleNadal @MariaChappelleN

    My intern was run over by KKK!

    3:57 PM – 20 Sep 2014

    82 Retweets 16 favorites

    • Maria Chappelle-Nadal

      Maria Chapelle-Nadal is a Democrat from University City, Missouri, who represents District 14 in the Missouri State Senate. She is also a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives from District 72, a position which she held from 2005 to 2011. In 2010, Chappelle-Nadal was elected to the Senate to succeed fellow Democrat Rita Heard Days of St. Louis.

      Supported student hunger strike

      In April 2005, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, commited at least $1 million over the next two years toward higher salaries and better benefits for low-paid contract employees as a result of a 19-day sit-in by students demanding a living wage for service workers. Wash U’s Student Worker Alliance reached a groundbreaking agreement with campus officials April 22. “We won more in the last 19 days than we won in the last 18 months put together,” said SWA member Ojiugo Uzoma.

      The new agreement is a significant step towards a living wage for campus service workers, who were making an average of $7.50 an hour. The university agreed to continue working towards a living wage and to form a joint student-university committee, with SWA representation, to improve university policy of freedom of association for all workers directly or indirectly employed by the university. Also, the university will join the Workers’ Rights Consortium, which ensures that factories producing university clothing and other goods respect workers’ rights.

      At the April 22 victory rally, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) told SWA members, “You students risked a lot. But it was a worthwhile victory.”

      Missouri state Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told the Communist Party USA’s Peoples World, “These courageous students fought their butts off. Never, for one moment, did they think about giving up.” During the last weekend of the sit-in, Chappelle-Nadal joined the students on the hunger strike and slept in the admissions office with the students.

      Throughout the sit-in, community and labor support was strong. On April 7, Missouri AFL-CIO President Hugh McVey led a rally at Washington U in support of the students. John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, sent a letter of support. Every day during the sit-in, labor and community groups, including the Missouri-Kansas Communist Party, brought the students lunch and dinner, and helped organize noon and 5 p.m. rallies. Throughout the hunger strike, religious leaders kept a 24-hour vigil outside of the admissions office.

      “Nineteen days is a long time,” said Joan Suarez, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, the Workers Rights Board and Jobs with Justice “Everyone talks about the courage of these students.” Suarez said that as the students were leaving the admissions office, workers walked up to them and told them, “Thank you.” Many had tears in their eyes, she said.

      The Washington U victory came just weeks after students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., went on a hunger strike and won living wages for campus employees there. “SWA learned from like-minded groups across the country,” said Danielle Christmas, an SWA member. “We saw other students take power into their own hands. We knew that if things were going to change here, we had to take power into our hands,”[3]
      Obama supporter

      Chappelle-Nadal was one of Missouri’s superdelegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Uncommitted at first, she declared her support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama on the same day that the commonwealth of Puerto Rico held its Democratic presidential primary. Chappelle-Nadal’s mother is Puerto Rican. [4]
      Communist affiliated legislative assistant

      Communist Party USA affiliate, Julie Terbrock officially started her involvement in “the movement for progressive change” as a practicum student and eventually the St. Louis Regional Organizer for Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition. There she worked on numerous candidate, ballot and issue campaigns. She also has had the opportunity to see state government work from the inside as a Legislative Assistant to Representative Maria Chappelle-Nadal. [5]
      Communist affiliated campaigner

      Communist Party USA affiliate John L. Bowman ran Robin Wright-Jones’ successful Missouri State Senate campaign and was rewarded with her chief of staff job.

      That isn’t enough action for Bowman, however, who was once being positioned for a statewide run of his own as a candidate before the Legislative Black Caucus imploded around his chairmanship and he was nailed by the feds for credit card fraud.

      In 2010, Bowman left to run another campaign by a state rep. trying to move up to the state Senate: Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Three of the four candidates in that race are in the position of trying to move up from state rep: Ted Hoskins, who is termed out; Chappelle-Nadal, who has served six years of a possible eight; and Don Calloway, who has only one term under his belt. [6]


      • John L. Bowman

        John L. Bowman is a Missouri political activist.

        State rep.

        In 2002 John Bowman was a Missouri State rep., a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and a 25 year member of the United Auto Workers.[1]

        In 2002, John L. Bowman’s son John Bowman, Jr. ran for his father’s 70th District State Rep seat against Matt Muckler while the elder Bowman ran for state senate against Rita Days. Both lost.

        In 2004, Bowman, Sr. defeated Muckler to regain his House seat.[2]
        2004 Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards

        Communist support in 2004

        According to a Peoples Weekly World article by Communist Party USA member Tim Wheeler, John L. Bowman Sr., an auto worker active in the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), is “making waves” in his campaign for a second term representing the 70th Legislative District that includes his hometown, Northwoods, in St. Louis County. A tall, genial man, Bowman had just come off night shift at the Chrysler plant when he spoke with the World. He chuckled when asked if he was headed home to get some sleep. ‘No,’ he replied. ‘Sleep can wait.’

        According to Wheeler, Bowman served a term in the Legislature in 2001 and pushed through bills providing tax credits for teachers who dip into their own income to buy school supplies for their students, and a bill to mandate teaching of ‘financial literacy’ in kindergarten through 12th grade. He also succeeded in pushing through a bill to extend benefits to thousands of poor people facing termination of their Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a Northwoods alderman.

        Bowman said his canvassers urge people to vote in the Aug. 3 primary but also in November to oust Bush and other right-wing Republicans. ‘My campaign represents opposition to the right wing,’ he said. ‘Opposition at the state level is central to turning back the tide of right-wing oppression at the national level.’

        Bowman has inspired people to canvass door-to-door in 101-degree heat when a Huck Finn-style dip in the Mississippi makes more sense. Much of the sweat is being shed at the headquarters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where scores of union and community activists staff a state-of-the-art phone bank to register new voters and turn them out both for the primary and general election. An army of volunteers leaves every morning to go canvassing.

        A huge voter turnout in the city of St. Louis and surrounding St. Louis County and in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 2 is key to defeating Bush in this battleground state. Bush stole Missouri by a razor-thin margin in 2000 amid widespread charges that thousands of Black voters were disenfranchised.

        Bowman’s canvassers have included activists with Planned Parenthood, SEIU, and a contingent of members of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League USA. Collectively they have visited more than 1,500 homes in the community northwest of downtown St. Louis. The Party and YCL members were volunteers in the CPUSA-YCL ‘Midwest Project’ that targets key battleground states in the surging ‘dump Bush’ movement. Many canvassers end their conversations with the appeal, ‘Let’s put John Bowman in on August 3rd, and George W. Bush out on November 2nd.’

        Jim Wilkerson, district organizer of the Kansas-Missouri CPUSA and himself a CBTU activist, hailed the team mobilized by the Party and YCL. ‘The Party and YCL are rising to the occasion, coalescing with other progressive forces to defend democracy and defeat Bush in November,’ he said.

        Canvassers came from California, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Illinois, and many other states. George Robbins, a teacher from Buffalo, N.Y., said, ‘Forty years ago I was a volunteer in the Freedom Summer Project registering Black voters in Mississippi. I spent the first evening at the home of Fannie Lou Hamer. Here we are today working for a big vote to get Bush out. Like then, this effort has the feel of a strong people’s movement.’


        Young Communist League backing

        From a 2006 Young Communist League USA report by Jessica Marshall.[6]

        Young people are up to the challenge. In 2004 youth-run organizations helped to organize and register 4.6 million new young people to get out and vote… the majority of them voted against Bush and more than half were young people of color. The YCL was there and present for those experiences – we learned alongside them through our Midwest Project.

        The YCL has to be at the table this fall too. Every club and every member needs to be out there and involved. And we need to bring everyone we work with out too! This is a national campaign to change the Congress and we are gonna be a part of that!

        We don’t have to be millions to have an impact! Just think about what a small group of YCLers have done in less than four years since our last convention!

        We organized dozens of young people to head to the battleground states in 2004

        In Ohio our YCLers were asked to lead up get out the vote teams because of our experience and hard work.

        In Cincinatti we helped defeat an anti-gay ballot initiative.

        In New York we worked on a campaign to elect Frank Barbaro defeat a Bush Republican and elect a real progressive.

        In Chicago we helped to form a youth vote operation to elect Barak Obama.

        In St. Louis we were instrumental in electing John L. Bowman a progressive state representative. Bowman publicly acknowledged the key role the YCL and Communist Party played in his election.

        Shane Brinton, then a member of the Young Communist League USA National Council wrote in 2005;[7]

        I spent last summer in Missouri with the CP and YCL working on electoral politics. We knocked on hundreds of doors and got a black socialist progressive (John L. Bowman) elected as a state rep. He ran as a progressive Democrat against a white right-wing anti-choice Democrat that was backed by the Republicans.

        Consultancy work

        In August and September 2006, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee started sending large sums of money into the Missouri Democratic Campaign Committee’s federal campaign account.

        Out of the Missouri Democratic State Committee’s federal campaign account, Bowman’s Consulting received $10,580 on 9/1/06, and then $6,000 on each date of 9/14, 10/02, 10/16, 10/31 and 11/15; and $10,000 on 11/16.

        “Bowman’s Consulting” was filed as a business by state Rep. John L. Bowman with the Missouri Secretary of State on April 7. “That is a lot of jack that Bowman raked in to deliver the vote”.

        Friends of Bowman – including Ingrid Owens, Sammie Jones, Errol Bush, Zach Keys and April Ford-Griffin – were hired for rates considerably higher than the average canvasser. He even kept it in the family, paying daughter Sloan Bowman and son John Bowman, Jr. higher amounts than the average operative.[12]
        Suppporting Claire McCaskill

        In the 2006 election, Claire McCaskill tried to woo rural support against her Republican opponent Jim Talent.

        According to the Communist Party USA paper Peoples Weekly World:[13]

        McCaskill is challenging conventional wisdom though, spending more time in rural areas than ever before. While working the traditional Democratic base, her connection with rural voters is forcing Talent to spend time and money on what was once thought of as solid Republican turf.

        Communist Party USA affiliate John L. Bowman co-ordinated the McCaskill campaign.

        Is McCaskill’s strategy working? According to Missouri state Rep. John Bowman (D-70), who is coordinating the McCaskill campaign for the St. Louis city and county area, the answer is yes. He told the World, “We are running one helluva ground campaign. So far it has been planned out and executed very well, even in rural areas.” He added, “That Talent, the incumbent, isn’t ahead in the polls is uniquely strange. Missouri voters are ready for a change.”

        Reaching out to rural voters hasn’t changed McCaskill’s stance on key issues, though. She is a strong supporter of raising the minimum wage (Proposition B), authorizing stem cell research (Amendment 2) and changing the administration’s course in Iraq. Prop. B is supported by more than 70 percent of Missourians, while Amendment 2 is supported by over 60 percent. These two ballot initiatives are expected to help McCaskill gain at least 3 percentage points on Talent.

        The McCaskill campaign also received support from state-level races. For example, state Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford, another Communist Party USA affiliate, told the Peoples Weekly World, “Higher turnout in the Jane Bageto (D-94) and the Bob Burns (D-85) races, which are strong Republican areas, will help the McCaskill vote in those areas as well.”

        Missouri Progressive Vote targeted state representative races in the Jefferson County area, about 45 minutes outside of St. Louis, with the hopes of solidifying Missouri House candidates Mike Frame (D-105) and Sam Komo (D-90), both card-carrying union members, and increasing the McCaskill turnout in those areas.

        According to Pro-Vote organizer, Communist Party USA Glenn Burleigh, “These are tough races in areas where choice, LGBT rights and guns can make or break a campaign. We are working to turn the tide against the right wing, but a lot more work needs to be done.”

        Increased voter registration is also a big part of the statewide turnout strategy. ACORN and Pro-Vote have collectively registered nearly 40,000 new voters in St. Louis and expect a higher than usual turnout in November.

        About St. Louis, Bowman said, “We are knocking on almost 5,000 doors a day, passing out ‘Claire facts’ and talking to voters about the minimum wage and stem cell initiatives. We’re pushing for a big turnout.”

        With just a few weeks left before the elections, Missouri’s progressive forces are united in their efforts to beat back the right wing, make gains for working-class families and send a clear message to President Bush.

        “We made history”

        “We made history,” state Rep. John L. Bowman told the Communist Party USA paper Peoples Weekly World shortly after Claire McCaskill announced she had defeated “right-wing” Republican incumbent Jim Talent in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

        “We’ve sent a clear message: ‘Enough is enough! It is time for a change!’“ Bowman said.

        Grassroots mobilization and door-to-door voter turnout was key. For example, Jobs with Justice, a member of the Give Missourians a Raise Coalition, spent Election Day “knocking and dragging” voters to the polls.[14]

        Fraud charges

        Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

        In 2008 John Bowman, Organizer of UAW Local 110, St Louis, MO signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.[17]


        • “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.

          Mumia Abu-Jamal

          Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted and sentenced to death for the December 9, 1981 murder of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officer Daniel Faulkner.[1]
          STORM connections

          In 1998 the Center for Political Education in San Francisco held[2]a panel discussion “Where are White Activists in the Fight Against Racism?” Panellists were Harmony Goldberg, SOUL-on the Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign, Jo Hirschman, Police Watch-on Police Brutality, Adam Gold, C-Beyond on organizing in the suburbs. It was facilitated by Ilana Berger, POWER.

          National Lawyers Guild

          The 2009 National Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild included Mumia Abu-Jamal, Co-Jailhouse Lawyer VP from SCI Greene Waynesbury PA.[3]


          • STORM

            Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement

            STORM – (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) was a Bay Area, Maoist leaning revolutionary group active from approximately 1995 to 2002.
            STORM members and associates

            Known STORM members and associates include;

            Ilana Berger – associate
            Adam Gold – member
            Harmony Goldberg – member
            Jo Hirschman – associate
            Van Jones – member
            Raquel Lavina – associate
            Jason Negron-Gonzales – member
            Maria Poblet – member
            Lateefah Simon – associate
            Cindy Wiesner – member
            Mei-ying Williams – associate
            Steve Williams – associate

            South Africa

            Three STORM leaders also traveled to South Africa in 1998 for the South African Communist Party conference.
            Cuba contacts

            According to “Reclaiming Revolution” page 37 several STORM members traveled to Cuba in 1999 with the Venceremos Brigade[1].

            One of the most formative “political education sessions” of this period was a group trip to Cuba in the summer of 1999.

            Several STORM members participated in the Venceremos Brigade to see and support one of the world’s few surviving socialist states.

            Members came back with a heightened understanding of both socialism and capitalism and a stronger commitment to red politics.

            STORM associate Mei-ying Ho-now Mei-ying Williams traveled to Cuba with the 2004 Venceremos Brigade[2].

            Revolutionary continuity

            “Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement” written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most former STORM members are still committed to the revolutionary movement;

            From page 49[3].

            When the last sixteen STORM members decided to dissolve, each committed as an individual revolutionary to helping this emerging trend continue to consolidate.

            Some are building organizations in working class communities of color…Some are promoting revolutionary ideas. Some are developing revolutionary cadre…

            Some are finding other ways to serve the people.


            • Venceremos Brigade

              Venceremos Brigade
              Tool of Cuban intelligence
              CBC documentary 1982, on Venceremos Brigade and Cuban Intelligence

              From its founding in 1969, the Venceremos Brigade was used by Cuban intelligence agency the DGI, to recruit American agents for use against their home country.
              House Internal Security Committee Hearings/Report on the Venceremos Brigade.

              In 1972, as part of their “The Theory and Practice of Communism” series (1970-1974), the House Internal Security Committee (HISC) held a series of hearing on October 16, 18 & 19, 1972 in which they produced the most detailed history of the Venceremos Brigade (VB) ever done by Congress. It included not only internal documents, photos, and articles by and about the VB, but also the traveller manifests for the first 5 brigades (by state,city, name, etc).[1].

              The number of Brigade members known for the first 5 trips were, as listed in the HISC hearings were:

              – First Brigade, 216: Nov. 28, 1969 – Feb. 12, 1970
              – Second Brigade, 687: Feb. 13 – April 28, 1970
              – Third Brigade, 405: Aug. 25 – Oct. 29, 1970
              – Fourth Brigade, 221: March 22 – May 29, 1971
              – Fifth Brigade, 138: March 6 – May 4, 1972

              Among the early “brigadistas” were two later-to-be key leaders of the AFL-CIO, Karen B. Ackerman and Karen Beth Nussbaum. Others included members of the violence-oriented Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), some of whom would become members of the communist, terrorist SDS-faction, the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), aka Weather Underground (WU), and the mixed anti-Vietnam group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Vietnam (VVAW). Some of the VVAW members became associated with and leaders of the maoist Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), who later captured the leadership of VVAW from other factions, including the one once led by John Kerry.

              Another VB leader, Johnnetta Cole, eventually a college professor at Un. of Massachusetts, Amherst, and later president of Spelman College, Atlanta, was a member of President Bill Clinton’s transition team for his first term, and was rumored to have been considered for the position of Secretary of Education for her communist past were revealed by several newspapers (Human Events, The Forward, etc). By that time she was also a member of the Advisory Board of the theoretical journal Marxist Perspectives.

              Leaders and Members of the Venceremos Brigades
              Weathermen Underground Members Who Were in the Venceremos Brigades

              A number of WUO terrorists had previously gone to Cuba in the Venceremos Brigades, especially numbers 1 and 2, and their names appeared throughout the HISC Hearings on the VB, 1972. Among the WUO leaders identified as having been in Cuba were:

              Bernadine Dohrn – Page 7836
              Mark Rudd – Page 7836.
              Ted Gold – P. 8130[4].


              • David Horowitz’s

                PROFILE: Quentin Young

                An admirer of Fidel Castro, Young is proud that two of his children traveled to Cuba as members of the Venceremos Brigades to cut sugar cane and pick oranges. (The Venceremos Brigades were organized by Castro’s Cuban intelligence agency, which trained “brigadistas” in guerrilla warfare techniques, including the use of arms and explosives.)

                * Longtime supporter of communist causes
                * Was active in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s
                * Helped establish the Democratic Socialists of America
                * Co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program, an advocacy organization that lobbies on behalf of a single-payer, government-run healthcare system
                * Friend and supporter of Barack Obama
                * Longtime friend of Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers

                Lots more at the link:

                • “The Obama File”…

                  QUENTIN YOUNG

                  The primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago. Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s. From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party. In October 1968 he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing the extent of his knowledge about the riots that had erupted at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago two months earlier. The Committee accused Young of belonging to the Bethune Club, an organization for communist doctors; the group was named after Norman Bethune, a communist physician who devoted his services to the totalitarian regime of Mao Zedong

                  Dr. Young was active in the radical movements of the Sixties and Seventies and led a small delegation to Communist North Vietnam in 1972. In the late 1970s, Young became associated with a Marxist organization known as the New American Movement, which was initially convened by Michael Lerner, an America-hating radical who counseled young people to explore the use of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs as portals to a greater comprehension of socialist principles.

                  In 1980 Young founded the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, a single-payer lobby group whose Board of Directors he chairs to this day. In 1982 Young helped establish the Democratic Socialists of America, which, as the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International, asserts that “many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed.” In 1987 Young co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a single-payer advocacy organization where he currently serves as national coordinator. In PNHP’s view, government-run healthcare “should be financed by truly progressive taxation.”

                  In 1995 Young attended the now-famous meeting at the Hyde Park home of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, where Barack Obama was first introduced to influential locals as the hand-picked successor to Alice Palmer, a pro-Soviet radical who planned to vacate her Illinois State Senate seat in pursuit of a higher elected office. Young quickly became a friend and political ally of Obama, teaching the latter about the merits of single-payer healthcare.

                  In a 2009 interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Young reminisced about the germination of his ideological kinship with the young Obama:

                  “Barack Obama, in those early days [as a state senator] — influenced, I hope, by me and others — categorically said single payer was the best way, and he would inaugurate it if he could get the support, meaning [Democratic] majorities in both houses, which he’s got, and the presidency, which he’s got. And he said that on more than one occasion….”

                  Another noteworthy influence on Obama’s views vis à vis healthcare has been Dr. Peter Orris, who co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program with Quentin Young. The son of a Communist Party member, Orris in the 1960s was a leader of Harvard University’s campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the New Leftist organization that aspired to overthrow America’s democratic institutions and remake the nation’s government in a Marxist image. He later joined the Communist Party (CP) for more than two decades, before ultimately shifting his allegiance to the CP splinter group, Committees of Correspondence, where he remains a prominent figure to this day.


                  h/t – http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3114003/posts

                  • Re; Above – STORM

                    Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement – Van Jones

                    Van Jones and His STORMtroopers Denounced America the Night After 9/11


                    Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), the revolutionary group formed by self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” Van Jones, held a vigil in Oakland, California, “mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world” on the night after Sept. 11, 2001.

                    The reason this is important is because Van Jones is now President Obama’s green jobs czar. He does not appear to have distanced himself from his past communist activities and is now part of the Obama administration’s push to turn Sept. 11 into a National Day of Service focused on the promotion of the radical environmentalist agenda.

                    The vigil was reported by World Net Daily which excerpted parts of a history of the now-disbanded group.

                    Apparently, after the WND article was posted online, the website on which the original document was posted was overwhelmed by visitors and unavailable. I found the article in the “Way Back Machine” website (web.archive.org), an archival resource. The 2004 document, called “Reclaiming Revolution: history, summation & lessons from the work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM),” may be found on the archival site here. (In case that becomes unavailable, the document “Reclaiming Revolution” is available at the link embedded in this sentence.)

                    Jones also founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which joined in the vigil according to an Ella Baker Center press release from 2001. The press release contained this passage that quoted Jones:

                    “Anti-Arab hostility is already reaching a fever pitch as pundits and common people alike rush to judgment that an Arab group is responsible for this tragedy,” said Van Jones, national executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. “We fear that an atmosphere is being created that will result in official and street violence against Arab men, women and children.”

                    “Reclaiming Revolution” also blamed the U.S. for 9/11. A passage on page 45 (27 of the PDF file) reads:

                    That night, STORM and the other movement leaders expressed sadness and anger at the deaths of innocent working class people. We were angry, first and foremost, with the U.S. government, whose worldwide aggression had engendered such hate across the globe that working class people were not safe at home. We honored those who had lost their lives in the attack — and those who would surely lose their lives in subsequent U.S. attacks overseas.

                    Michelle Malkin discussed STORM and “Reclaiming Revolution” on the “Glenn Beck Program” on Aug. 25.


              • Not to worry. The Federal Bureau of Intimidation will be on the case, as soon as they finish watching those evil Tea Partiers.

          • Their kind of guy. They’d all be Mumias if they could get their hands on Officer Wilson. On a more positive note, though, Gateway Pundit reported on a poll that showed that as many as 33% of BLACKS living in Ferguson believe the officer was justified! All things considered, it’s rather an amazing stat.

            • Have you seen this yet Miri ?


              Of course. It’s the people of Ferguson that are following an agenda that are playing along.

              • Hey, Leza. When’s the last time both of us were online at the same time? LOL!

                I did see something about that. That some NBP gal named Dacia just happened to be there. This “witness” is as ridiculous as the others. The stories change/morph (like with the obots!) as facts come out. The way that one talks, she’s repeating stories that she heard, not things that she saw with her own eyes. This is the one who said on her Facebook page that she had somebody else supply a urine sample for her when she applied for a job. Another upstanding Ferguson resident.

                What always fascinates me. This is off topic: How many people on welfare, paying for food with food stamps, walk around with thousands of dollars worth of gold jewelry on, after they drive to the market in their SUVs.

                Yesterday, when they were trying to get that driver arrested for “running them over,” they asked the cop to look at the video ON HIS iPhone. Too funny! The cop said something like, “I don’t have that capability,” and the protesters said to wait a minute and they’d pull it up on their iPhones! Do We the People pay their phone bills, too? That entire complex is “low income” housing. This witness is old enough to have several children, which might explain some things. I haven’t seen any stories giving us the demographics of the witnesses’ families. I believe Dorian has kids. Well, of course he would. He’s at least 24, so he could have 5 or 6, if not more. That’s the way it usually rolls. It’s a wonder that our country wasn’t bankrupted long ago. But Barry’s working on it.

                • It’s been awhile, for sure. I’ve been packing…FINALLY moving out of Brown’s “transformed” California. He can keep his illegals and his Ebola, and his Obola for that matter. May the ghosts of this once great state haunt him forever.

                  But back too where do people (the poor) get their money.

                  Two words – The Goverment.

                  I agree… Hubby and I have always made a decent income, but yet the poor eat steak, the better cuts of meat, eat from the deli, while we work hard and have too cut corners.

                  It’s what this admin wants Miri. They want everyone too give up and go onto the gov. doles… It’s how a Communist Goverment is formed and stays in office…but we both already know that.

        • You’d probably find similar connections for the other “activists” who are sticking their noses into Ferguson. Antonio French is another one. A city of St. Louis alderman who’s been there in Ferguson since day one. Anthony Shahid, another. The white dude who kicked the motorist’s driver’s window? I think that the people at CT identified him from the Trayvon Martin “protests”. Rabble rousers. They said that Shahid guy was at the MB death scene almost INSTANTANEOUSLY. It’s all astroturfed and orchestrated.

          • I have read and have seen pictures of Anthony Shahid’s involvement in Ferguson also.

            Here –
            They have some pictures posted at FR

            Yes, who do you think is organizing them?

            Anthony Shahid. He was on scene almost instantly. He advised Dorian on what to tell the police. He made up the “HANDS UP – DON’T SHOOT” meme. He is a paid professional agitator. He has a website.

            Comment – 125


            So….Anthony Shahid was advising Dorian Johnson and Dacia Polk (Black Panther Member) was advising Piaget Crenshaw?

            • That guy goes way back in the agitation dept. What you posted about the commies and Van Jones and them wanting to instigate a revolution is scary. There was a link either that you gave or from one of the links you gave that went to a long article speculating about how it could all go down, should something happen like the EBT funds get cut off suddenly. For example, if hackers do it or the economy crashes. The more people dependent, then the more potential looters, rioters, angry mob members. It’s frightening. Makes me want to high tail it to somewhere like the middle of the North Dakota prairie.

              • The connections are amazing aren’t they. And how they connect. I think that is one of the things they have in mind too start their revolution, is too cut off EBT funds. He’s going too impose marshal law, one way or another.

                What I think is everything that is happening right now, the writing is clearly on the wall. And who has brought about all the writing on the wall, but this admin.

                I have too tell you Miri, I sometimes think Ferguson was a set up. That M. Brown was the sacrifice. The agenda of Ferguson is far from over.

                • Remember how he allegedly had on his Facebook something like, “If I did today, at least I know I helped people”?

                    • It’s sad and awful, isn’t it? How mundane it seems. Not like in the cop shows on TV. Surreal. I would have hoped that they could have found another way to protect themselves. Sure, their protocols allow it, but you’d think a shot in the legs would suffice. Don’t want to second guess them, though. We need them on the front lines. Who would want to step into their shoes? Without the cops, where would our society be? It’s surprising that those men just stood there watching. What if they’d been caught in the line of fire? Crazy world. Again, so sad to see. RIP.

                    • The thing is, if someone comes after you with a knife, knowing you have a gun, they very well could be brandishing that knife confidently because they also have a firearm. The cops just don’t know this. Shoot him in the leg and while down could easily go for a gun and shoot at officers who were not suspecting such a thing (only they always have to suspect such a thing which is why there are protocols.) If, as a civilian, someone comes after me we a knife with intent to greatly harm and I am armed with firearm, I would be justified to use such firearm to defend myself to the fullest, which means I do not engage in reducing my odds of successful defense with thoughts about how to least harm the attacker. Taking time to include attackers mortality could reduce my odds of living or being greatly harmed. The shooting in the leg or the arm or someplace else safe is for the movies. You just don’t know what else is in the attackers weapon’s cache.

                    • Good points, WAH. Didn’t think of it that way. In fact, the guy was standing around for a long time beforehand, with his right hand in his pocket. If he’d kept it there instead of showing the knife, the result would probably have been the same, given that he advanced on the cops. Even so, it’s hard to watch something like that. That’s why the cops are the professionals and we need them on the front line.

    • Leza, I was reading at Conservative Treehouse yesterday and one of their commenters linked to a live feed (Argus radio?) of the protests. The people surrounded that guy’s car, wouldn’t let him move. They were sitting on the hood and one guy even kicked the driver’s side window. They CLAIMED that he “ran us over”. I watched it live and the car didn’t even, COULDN’T EVEN, budge because it was surrounded. They were blocking the street after being told to get out of the street by the cops. They let SOME cars through, mostly, apparently, those who expressed solidarity with them. This driver was white, OF COURSE. I saw him do NOTHING except be on the phone, probably calling 911. The protesters even grabbed the cops when they tried to arrest the dude who kicked the man’s window. I think they arrested the driver just because they feared the mob. Nobody was “run over”.

      • Yep, I read and heard the same thing. I read the driver of the car was NOT arrested.

        • They reported on TV this morning that he was, and they showed video of his SUV being driven away on the bed of some kind of truck, as if it was impounded. So look at the victory they achieved. Even if, in the end, the guy is exonerated, he’ll have to pay impoundment fees to get his car back, he’ll have to do without his car for who knows how long, and he’ll have to get a lawyer, go to hearings, etc. EVERY ONE of those people who surrounded his car should be identified from the videos and arrested, even those who DIDN’T kick his car or sit on it. They were breaking the law. Where is it written that people have a right to “protest” (without any permit, no doubt) and interfere with other citizens who are going about their business? What if somebody was on the way to a doctor’s appointment? What RIGHT do they have to interfere in someone else’s freedom of movement on a public street? Their rights end where someone else’s begin, but that’s not how it’s going down these days.

          • This is interesting. They say the white guy was Jewish. How they know is anybody’s guess. I haven’t finished reading the post yet. They run a new post almost every day, so it’s a good place to go to find the latest: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/09/21/the-kkk-comes-to-ferguson-ridiculous-incitement-to-riot-by-missouri-state-senator-maria-chappelle-nadal/

            • In an effort to solicit attention and public sympathy a group of professional agitators, led by Senator Nadal, took to the street and decided to block traffic. One of the protesting agents carried a video camera and up-linked the entire event to his livestream account.

              Chanting various Mike Brown catch phrases the group stood in the middle of the road blocking cars from passing.

              Senator Nadal…The woman is a Communist Miri. Go back too my Keywiki link on her.

              What groups have been on the spot influencing these people in Ferguson since day one? Communist groups, Black Panthers, NOI. Like I said..I sometime wonder if M. Brown was a sacrifice for the cause.

              • I think it’s possible. On that Conservative Treehouse post, they have a photo of a kid whose foot was supposed to have been run over by the Jewish guy. He’s sitting, all pitiful, in an ambulance (that Nadal says nobody called). There was nobody remotely like that kid anywhere near the car, if you look at the video her agitator shot. It’s like the Palestinians with their fake videos.

          • Whoa…So they did arrest the driver!

            I suppose they will want him hung before a hearing too…All b/s!

    • We have two “justice” systems in the USA now. If you’re black, you can loot, steal, rob, assault, block traffic, disturb the peace, damage other people’s cars, trespass, shove store owners, shoplift, defraud the government in numerous ways (lying for benefits, lying for subsidies, etc.) and NOTHING HAPPENS TO YOU. If, however, you’re not black, you WILL feel the full weight of the law. Now, in Ferguson, those with outstanding warrants for unpaid tickets, for not showing up in court for their court dates, for not paying fines, etc., are getting AMNESTY! It’s ridiculous. The stories say that it’s NOT a public safety issue! As if it’s okay to speed, break traffic laws, drive without licenses or insurance, and that’s NOT endangering anybody else. If you’re “poor”, then you shouldn’t have to pay the fines that the rest of us do if we run red lights or speed! Somehow, they’re “poor” but they have CARS! btw, all the looters that I saw that night drive cars NEWER and MORE EXPENSIVE than my car. Where do they get the money from?

  17. http://dissonantwinstonsmith.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/an-open-letter-to-police-command/

    A cop’s response to standing down, EXCERPTS only. Do read the whole thing:

    “… Even if the community believes we are evil, they still must obey the law and us in our enforcement of said law as representatives of the United States Government. If we no longer have a duty to uphold the law, we should take our badges off. I contend that duty is alive and well, as is your officers’ will to uphold that duty. …

    Obviously, arresting law breakers and the inciters of violence are fundamental to curtailing these events. What’s more, we need to make sure that strong cases are built against these people so that real consequences follow. Arrest means nothing if the judicial process does not result. A few hours in county intake followed by zero legal consequence has no deterrent effect. Beccaria’s deterrence theory requires that a punishment be:


    When no punishment results, when no action is taken, nothing is deterred. …

    The media is engaged in supporting a narrative and we should not fuel that narrative at the expense of the principles that hold up our profession and our duty to the rest of the community who just want to live their lives in peace. The mob might call for “No peace” but we are “Peace Officers” of the state of Missouri and our duty dictates that we oppose this concept on a fundamental, ideological level. “No peace” means war and that is unacceptable in our country, our state, our city, and our community.”

  18. Because I’m about “Michael Brown”-ed out, I’ll link to an article that updates this post on whether or not We the People can count on the police to protect us. The answer is, if Obama is in charge, NO. They will continue to “stand down.” http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2014/11/29/are-ferguson-riots-a-planned-event/

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